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Itís Sheriffs First in Arizona!
http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ^

Posted on 04/11/2012 8:38:20 AM PDT by Lucky9teen


A short piece of legislation recently passed by the Arizona legislature makes a big statement.

HB2434 affirms the sheriffs of Arizona as the supreme constitutional law enforcement officers in their counties and serves notice to the federal government that it must work through them to exercise their limited powers.

The bill simply states that:

A. Before taking any official law enforcement action in a county in this state, a federal law enforcement officer shall notify the sheriff of the county, unless the notification would impede the federal officer’s duties.

B. If a federal law enforcement officer does not notify the sheriff pursuant to subsection A. of this section, the federal law enforcement officer shall notify the sheriff of the county as soon as practicable after taking the action.

After the original version of HB2434 dealing with bail bond prohibitions passed the House unanimously last month, the Senate used a maneuver called “strike everything,” which allows lawmakers to substitute a new bill into an existing bill number. The Senate passed the federal law enforcement notification legislation 20-8 on April 4. The House took up the new bill and passed it 38-17 on April 9. The legislation now moves on the Gov. Brewer for her signature.

This bill may appear insignificant, but it does two important things. First, it serves notice to the federal government that its authorities operate in Arizona with oversight and reaffirms the sovereignty of the state. Secondly, it puts the county sheriff in the position to protect the rights and liberties of Arizona citizens from federal overreach.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; constitution; sheriff
Right on! Right on!! And we have the TOP sheriff too!

ACTION ITEM

If you live in Arizona, contact Gov. Brewer and ask her to sign HB2434 into law. You can find contact information HERE.

1 posted on 04/11/2012 8:38:33 AM PDT by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen

Excellent


2 posted on 04/11/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lucky9teen

Good news for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, assuming Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t veto it for her own reasons.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Lucky9teen
With all due respect, those two 'requirements' sound rather toothless.

.. unless the notification would impede the federal officer’s duties.

.. notify the sheriff of the county as soon as practicable after taking the action.

There's a truly racist maggot running Justus whose stated policy is to give his useful idiot homies a pass on most everything.
Color me skeptical that such filth will give a tinker's damn about the above.

4 posted on 04/11/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Lucky9teen
Symbolic. There's a giant loophole.

unless the notification would impede the federal officer’s duties.

Very broad language.

5 posted on 04/11/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Time for brokered convention)
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To: Lucky9teen
Don't understand why they have to pass a new bill for this.

The current laws already say that. I guess its just a reinforcement/reminder to the intruding Obama Admin.

6 posted on 04/11/2012 8:56:00 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Lucky9teen; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Was this a reaction to Beau Biden’s unconstitutional move against Delaware’s sheriffs? I hope they already have a lawsuit prepared.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Lucky9teen
It's heating up. The communist agenda "liberal progressives" want to usurp the authority of Sheriffs...

Sheriffs Bushwhacked April 08, 2012

• Delaware attorney general strips county sheriffs of arrest powers

By Pat Shannan

Sheriff Jeff Christopher of Sussex County, Delaware, when he was elected to the office in 2010, thought he was handpicked by the people to represent them as the highest-ranking law officer in the county. Instead, he has found himself in the middle of a fight for the future of American law enforcement as a result of a nationwide effort to abolish the sheriff’s office altogether.

It is one more example of federal and state governments ignoring the will of the people as well state laws. In the case of Delaware, the state’s own constitution stipulates that the office of the sheriff is a constitutionally created position just like the secretary of state and the attorney general. Delaware’s Constitution states: “The sheriffs shall be conservators of the peace within the counties . . . in which they reside.”

This time it is Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, sending out mandates to commissioners informing them that their sheriffs no longer have arrest powers. In an opinion released Feb. 24, State Solicitor L.W. Lewis said that neither the state nor the common law grants arrest powers to the county sheriffs.

It would appear that Lewis is a little confused. The office of sheriff was created more than a century before the official founding of the United States. Delaware’s first sheriff took office in 1669.

Christopher tells AFP that the two administrations prior to his—as far back as 2000—began to notice a reduction in funding and the chipping away of powers of the office in general.

http://americanfreepress.net/?p=3590

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8 posted on 04/11/2012 9:00:56 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Lucky9teen

Sheriff Joe is probably crackin’ up. The state of Arizona is REAFFIRMING Joe as the total and absolute lead LEO in the State and telling Mr Holder to shove it.
I Love it.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 9:02:40 AM PDT by halfright (Honk if you love Jesus...text while driving if you want to meet Him!)
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To: halfright

Support your Local Law Enforcement, and Keep them Independent!


10 posted on 04/11/2012 9:08:07 AM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: Lucky9teen

There was an article out here in California about a year ago that noted that County Sheriffs were, or could be, the check against unconstitutional encroachments and overreaching by the Feds. Looks like Arizona has picked up on that and put it into action. May we see more of this in the future.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 9:42:58 AM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: Lucky9teen; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Was this a reaction to Beau Biden’s unconstitutional move against Delaware’s sheriffs? I hope they already have a lawsuit prepared.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 10:39:48 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Lucky9teen

This is probably unconstitutional. State laws can’t bind a federal officer or agency when carrying out lawful duties as authorized by an Act of Congress.

A federal officer commiting illegal acts is already subject to both state and federal law.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 11:34:21 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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